Lolita is from Taguitic, Kapatagan. She is 44 years old and married, with three children.
To make a living, Lolita buys and sells crabs and shrimp. She has been engaged in her business for six years and earns PHP 20,000 a month for these activities. In 2011, Lolita joined GDMPC.
Lolita is requesting a loan of PHP 30,000, which will be used to buy more crabs and shrimp to sell. She plans to use the additional revenue generated from the business to improve the general living conditions of her family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.